RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile’s health authorities on Monday, December 7th, announced a fresh lockdown in the capital Santiago after coronavirus cases spiked 18% in the past week.
Health Minister Enrique Paris said the measure, which will involve a full lockdown on weekends and restricted activities during the week, was designed to avoid a full quarantine.
The coronavirus first hit Chile, population 19 million, in March, and the country reached a peak in June, with more than 5,000 cases daily and ranking only behind Qatar globally for cases per capita.
In August, authorities began lifting the lid on . . .